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Mess-free starch molding: The dirty tray menace will be history, says LHT

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision have developed a system that can help gummie manufacturers save upwards of $50,000 a year by detecting problems on starch molding lines.

The theatre of candy

All the world’s our stage! In-store theatrics propels Spun Candy to venture overseas

Premium British confectioner Spun Candy plans to expand internationally by attracting customers with innovative in-store displays and live production.

We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

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Swedish firms commit to 100% responsible soy by 2015 from FoodNavigator.com

Companies operating throughout the supply chain in Sweden have agreed to a goal of using 100% responsible soy by 2015.

Deluge of questions on EU label regulations from FoodQualityNews.com

Clients’ queries on upcoming EU labelling regulations will dominate Melanie Ruffell’s appointment as a principal food law advisor at Campden BRI. 

Heavy metals from China's farmland put consumers in Australia at risk from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

The risk of consuming harmful heavy metals by eating produce from China’s heavily polluted farmland is now so great that one Australian industry body has warned a parliamentary inquiry due to look into country-of-origin labelling laws that current requirements put the health of consumers at risk.

Chobani secures $750m investment to fund expansion, innovation plans from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750m investment from private equity firm TPG Capital and its dedicated credit platform TPG Opportunities Partners to help fund its expansion and innovation plans.

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Abraaj Group plans Middle East & North Africa expansion for Kool Food

Abraaj Group plans Middle East & North Africa expansion for Kool Food

Private equity firm Abraaj Group has acquired a stake in Moroccan chocolate company Kool Food and plans...

Cocoa grind up but will chocolate prices grind consumers down?

Cocoa grind up but will chocolate prices grind consumers down?

The rising North American cocoa grind is a positive sign for the chocolate industry, but many consumers...

Hershey ‘tricking US consumers with fake Maltesers’, claims Mars

Hershey ‘tricking US consumers with fake Maltesers’, claims Mars

Mars has launched US legal action against Hershey accusing it of copying its Maltesers brand in all-red...

Chocolatiers back project for world’s first certified sustainable hazelnuts

Chocolatiers back project for world’s first certified sustainable hazelnuts

UTZ Certified has begun a three-year initiative to develop a certified sustainable hazelnut supply in Turkey, which...

Nestlé to up confectionery prices to restore growth

Nestlé to up confectionery prices to restore growth

Nestlé plans to increase its pricing for confectionery products to restore growth to the category.

Standing out in the confectionery ‘purple’ patch
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Standing out in the confectionery ‘purple’ patch

Chocolate brands will gain no ground by mimicking the color of heritage brands such as Cadbury and...

ADM to retain cocoa presses, but chocolate factories up for sale

ADM to retain cocoa presses, but chocolate factories up for sale

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced that it will retain the majority of its cocoa processing operations...

Lindt Teddy has its picnic but Haribo trademark row will rumble on

Lindt Teddy has its picnic but Haribo trademark row will rumble on

Lindt has won its appeal against Haribo for alleged infringement of Haribo’s golden bear trademark, but the...

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